Recently, I tried the Underamour Horizon Trail shoe. Between the Underamour Sonic and the Trail Horizon BPF, it has been my first time logging significant mileage in an Underamour shoe.
I’ve wanted to try both the street shoes: the Bandit as well as the Sonic. Anyway, at the Copper Mountain Trail race, I tried them on and thought they felt very comfortable. As poor of an idea as it was, after my initial try on, I thought they were extremely comfortable, and I raced in them. They felt great, and as most people know, I had a good race. So yes, my first time running in the shoe was the Copper Mountain 25k. They did well and I would 100% wear them again for the race. It is definitely not something I recommend with any shoe, but they felt great and I couldn’t be more pleased. I also recently raced the Killington 25k and they were just as good.
Underarmour Horizon BPF Fit:
I typically wear between a women’s size 10-11 wide. I found the women’s 11 to be the most comfortable on my foot. It’s relatively true to size.
The upper of the Under Armour Horizon is durable and is very breathable. Since the primary function is a trail running shoe, it also provides a lot of protection from rocks and trail debris. The great part is it’s waterproof which came in handy when I was plowing through mud puddles in Killington.
The outsole has a high-traction rubber which is actually designed by Michelob tires. So yes, the same rubber your tires have, your shoes have. Most people know I’m incredibly clumsy and I found the shoe to grip every part of the trail. I never felt as though there was a surface I couldn’t handle. I found the rubber extremely helpful for Killington and I’m not sure how well I would have done with something less aggressive.
But the shoe is not all rubber! The Underamour Horizon also has plenty of cushioning and is both soft and lightweight. It is not as rigid as many trail running shoes and provides plenty of cushion during your run. I like the shoe a lot for running because it’s soft and relatively light for a trail shoe, with plenty of traction.
Right now, this is my favorite trail running shoe. I also own the Brooks Cascadia which I find better for hiking but the Underamour Horizon better for running on trails. If you are looking for a good, sturdy trail shoe, I would definitely look into this shoe. It will probably stay my primary trail racing shoe (when I do trails).
Questions for you:
Do you run trails? What is your favorite trail shoe?
What is your favorite running shoe?